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Middle School Boys Basketball: Bladenboro 59, Tar Heel 37

Shy’Ron Adams poured in 20 points Thursday night to lead Bladenboro’s Bulldogs to a 59-37 Bladen Five Middle School Conference boys basketball victory at Tar Heel.

Tray Ballard pumped in 13 points for the winners, and Da’Shawn Hines followed with 8 points. Teammate Austin Smith finished with 7 points.

Tyre Boykin lit up the scoreboard with a game-high 23 points for Tar Heel. Teammate Shemaiah Leak followed with 8 points for the Panthers.

Boykin nailed a first quarter 3-point shot and another basket. Leak threw in 2 baskets in the period, and teammate Kendall Johnson added another as the Panthers grabbed an early 11-10 lead.

Hines dropped in 2 baskets for Bladenboro in the period, Ballard sank a basket and a free throw, and Logan West chipped in with another basket.

Adams hit 2 baskets and a free throw in the second quarter, and Hines netted 2 baskets. Ballard and West scored a basket each, and Ballard sank 2 free throws as Bladenboro edged in front 25-24.

Boykin fired in 4 baskets and a 3-point shot in the second period to keep Tar Heel close. Jadicus Register also tallied a Panther basket before halftime.

Adams blistered the nets with 4 baskets as the Bulldogs rode a 19-5 third quarter spurt to a 44-29 lead. Ballard buried a 3-point shot and another basket, and Tyrese Retamar found the mark with a trio of third quarter baskets for Bladenboro.

Boykin delivered a 3-point basket, and Johnson scored a basket for the Panther points in the period.

Adams pumped in a trio of baskets in the final quarter for Bladenboro. Austin Smith contributed 5 points for the Bulldogs in the period, and Ballard collected a basket and a free throw.

Leak nailed a 3-point shot in the final quarter for Tar Heel, and Boykin tallied 4 points in the period.

Bladenboro improved to 2-1 with the victory, while Tar Heel is now 0-2.

B’bro (59) – Da’Shawn Hines 8, Logan West 4, Austin Smith 7, Tray Ballard 13, Shy’Ron Adams 20, Nolan Bryant, Jake Butler 1, Tyrese Retamar 6, Joshua Lewis, J. P. Russ, Jonathan Rojas, Carlos Ortiz.

Tar Heel (37) – Kendall Johnson 4, Kai Belle, Jadicus Register 2, Shemaiah Leak 8, Tyre Boykin 23, Christopher George, Jamison Whiting, Kalil Lloyd.

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